Critical Thinking Skills support all Literacy
Barbour, Benjamin. "Teaching Students How to Use Wikipedia Wisely." Media Literacy, Edutopia, 5 July 2019.
Barclay, Donald A. "Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?" The Conversation, PBS, 6 Jan. 2017.
Belastock, Eileen. “School librarians can save democracy.” eSchool News, 7 Sept 2020. “When it comes to equity, critical thinking skills, and evaluating information, school librarians are critical for students.”
Bryan, Len. "How Can School Librarians Teach Media Literacy in Today's Highly Charged Media Landscape?" KQ, AASL, 8 Nov. 2018.
Couros, Alec, and Katia Hilldebrandt. "Developing Critical Literacies: What We Need to Know in a “Fake News” World." Canadian School Libraries Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, Spring 2018.
Ellis, Leanne. "How to Create Information Literacy Habits." KQ, AASL, 21 May 2019.
Eveleth, Rose. "Can Sci-Fi Writers Prepare Us for an Uncertain Future?" Wired, 12 July 2019.
Heick, Terry. "How Google Impacts The Way Students Think." TeachThought, 2017.
“How Media Habits Relate to Voter Participation.” Knight Foundation, 8 Sep 2020. “In February 2020, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation released the 100 Million Project, a landmark study that surveyed 12,000 chronic non-voters nationally and in ten swing states in order to explore the underlying challenges of electoral participation. Americans who don’t vote in elections—approaching 100 million and comprising roughly 43% of eligible voters as of the last presidential election in 2016—differ from active voters along a wide range of attitudes and behaviors related to voting, elections and politics.”
LaGarde, Jennifer. "Fake News, Alternative Facts and Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth." The Adventures of Library Girl, 25 Jan. 2017.
Jacobson, Linda. "The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how." School Library Journal, 1 Jan. 2017.
Oh, Erin Wilkey. "10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important than Ever." Common Sense Education, Common Sense Media, 11 Apr. 2017.
Pekoll, Kristin. "Middle Schoolers React to Censorship (A Story Told in GIFs)." Intellectual Freedom Blog, Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association, 10 Dec. 2018.
Schwartz, Sarah. “Disinformation is Rampant: Here’s How Teachers Are Combatting It.” Education Week, 25 Nov 2020.
"Seeing Isn’t Believing: The Fact Checker's Guide to Manipulated Video." Washington Post [Washington D.C.], 2019.
Spina, Carli. "Why Kids Need Data Literacy, and How You Can Teach It." School Library Journal, 9 June 2017.
Wyman-Blackburn, Steve. "How schools can help students realize the difference between real and fake news." District Administration, 16 Jan. 2017.
Yee, Amy. “To Recognize Misinformation in Media, Teach a Generation While It’s Young.” NYT Opinion, 23 Oct 2020. “There is no silver bullet to slay internet lies and fictions. But students can be taught to know when information is reliable.”
Almy Library at BB&N (Cambridge MA). "Can You Trust That Website? TRRAPP." Almy Library, BB&N, 2018.
Bedley, Scott. "I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me." Vox, 29 Mar. 2017.
Farkas, Meredith. "Beyond Fake News: Determining what sources to trust." American Libraries, 1 June 2018.
Gossel, Collin. "Library Creates Genius Bookmark to Teach Students How to Spot Fake News." Guacamoley: Get Your Scoop, July 2018.
Gillespie, Amy. "Web Evaluation: Does This Website Smell Funny to You?" KQ, AASL, 9 Feb. 2018.
Luhtala, Michelle, and Jacquelyn Whiting. "The Fake-News Fad: Let it Fade | Opinion." School Library Journal, 10 Apr. 2017. Librarians have always taught critical thinking!
McMullin, Shelly Lynne. "The Correlation between Information Literacy and Critical Thinking of College Students: An Exploratory Study." ERIC, ProQuest, 2019.
"Is This Story Share-Worthy? Flowchart." Newseum, NewseumEd.
Paschal, Maureen. "This School Librarian Teaches Students About (Actual) Fake News. Here’s How Parents Can, Too." On Parenting, Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2017.
Whitehead, Tiffany. "News Literacy for Educators (with 15 Tools)." TechNotes, TCEA, 23 May 2019.
"Critical thinking is that mode of thinking — about any subject, content, or problem — in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking."
Information Literacy is "being able to efficiently locate, accurately evaluate, effectively use, and clearly communicate information in various formats."
“Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate digital information, an ability that requires both cognitive and technical skills” (ALA 2013).
Easy Resources to Fight Fake News
Gale. "Fight Fake News Harnessing the Power of your Statewide Gale Resources." Vidyard, 12 Apr. 2018. These are your tax-supported free-to-students database resources.
Greller, J. “11 Non-Partisan Fact-Checking Websites.” 31 Aug 2020, Updated 3 Sep; A Media Specialists Guide to the Internet blog.
Snelling, Jennifer. "Top 10 sites to help students check their facts." Digital and Media Literacy, ISTE, 1 Feb. 2018.
Spot the Troll. Clemson University Media Forensics Hub. “The quiz where YOU examine images of real social media content and decide whether it's from a legitimate account or an internet troll.”
"Get Your Own ‘E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News’ Poster Download." Newseum ED, 2018.
"Is This Story Share-Worthy? Flowchart." Newseum, NewseumEd,